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Posted: 4/5/2006 12:25:02 PM EDT
Just got out of the navy, did 9.5 years as a submariner and an instructor. My rating was a FT1(SS), which is a fire control technician first class submarine qualified.

It was a good experiance and dont regret any of it, It was just time for me to do something new.

Damn its nice to be free!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:26:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:26:43 PM EDT
Well congrats! Feels kinda funny don't it.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:28:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:28:32 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
That big blue tarp thing way up above you is the sky. Do not fear it. It will not fall on you. The big light is the sun. Don't look right at it. Kidding ya.

Thanks for your service.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:28:05 PM EDT
Welcome to the club! Now get a job...


Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:29:08 PM EDT
Congrats. I remember that feeling.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:29:40 PM EDT
Welcome back!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:29:46 PM EDT
I thought you were gonna join the Marines and go after Rusted Ace's job?

Congrats, the DD214 is good thing to have!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:30:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
Welcome to the club! Now get a job...





no way, this is my time to go protest "issues" with all the other jobless folks.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:32:07 PM EDT
Congrats, now, use it to get your CMP garand.

TXL
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:37:54 PM EDT
Congrats, I did 9 years army and been out 20years. Live free Bro and thanks!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:39:41 PM EDT
I've been a civvie for a month and 6 days now. Welcome back!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:40:31 PM EDT
did 9 now going back for the last 11 for retirement benes. Reserves
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:42:08 PM EDT
Congrats bro!!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:44:35 PM EDT
Congrats, I remember that feeling of freedom...

Whats your plan for the next decade?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:49:14 PM EDT
Quitter.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:55:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Congrats, I remember that feeling of freedom...

Whats your plan for the next decade?



make wine in eastern Washington(started a winery last year), maybe take a job if I get bored with the lag time between grape harvests. Finish school. Be a ski bum. Meet chicks that arent near any military bases. Eat, live and be merry.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:59:12 PM EDT
Congrats and thank you for your service!

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:06:21 PM EDT
"Ain't no discharge on the ground"

Oh yes there is!

I remember those times well-being a short timer rocked as well; nothing like answering a roll call with "Single Digit Midget, First Sergeant!"
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:07:57 PM EDT
Now you can go join the guard for the rest of your 10.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:08:12 PM EDT
"Ain't no discharge on the ground"

Oh yes there is!

I remember those times well-being a short timer rocked as well; nothing like answering a roll call with "Single Digit Midget, First Sergeant!"
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:11:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crurifragium:
I remember those times well-being a short timer rocked as well; nothing like answering a roll call with "Single Digit Midget, First Sergeant!"




Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:13:41 AM EDT
Congrats.

Going through seperation and getting my DD-214 was one of the highlights of my short military career.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:14:32 AM EDT
Congratulations, and thanks for your service. Enjoy your new found freedom.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:15:35 AM EDT
I never knew you were in the service, you never talked about it. Or at least I dont remember it.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:15:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By STG77:

Originally Posted By crurifragium:
I remember those times well-being a short timer rocked as well; nothing like answering a roll call with "Single Digit Midget, First Sergeant!"









Followed by the First Sergeant saying "Drop"
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:18:07 AM EDT
thank you for your service.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:45:41 AM EDT
It feels just as good to leave as it does to join.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:46:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
It feels just as good to leave as it does to join.



Yep
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:51:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dport:
Quitter.



+1.

And you're not really out. You're still in IRR for years to come.

Pack the bag for that recall.....
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 12:53:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 1:03:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Villuj_idiot:

Originally Posted By dport:
Quitter.



+1.

And you're not really out. You're still in IRR for years to come.

Pack the bag for that recall.....



nope. Did my IRR time already.

When you sign up for service you are oblgated for 8 years IRR..which you do on active duty. So, if you do longer than 8 years active then you dont have and IRR left.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 3:10:34 AM EDT
Just wanted to say......THANK YOU for serving! I truly appreciate the sacrifice all our military personnel make.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 3:11:28 AM EDT
Braggart.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 3:27:09 AM EDT
Congrats and Thanks. I missed the Navy so much I joined the Army...then I missed the Navy even more...

Damn, I would have retired this year. hinking.gif
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:06:21 AM EDT
Yeehawwww!!!! Feels great, don't it?
I had certified copies of mine made in case I lose, or loose, the original.

Good job, Gaspain!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 4:56:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Congrats, I remember that feeling of freedom...

Whats your plan for the next decade?



make wine in eastern Washington(started a winery last year), maybe take a job if I get bored with the lag time between grape harvests. Finish school. Be a ski bum. Get stuck in mountainous, snowed-in overpasses, Meet chicks that arent near any military bases. Eat, live and be merry.





Congrats bud.... What kind of wine(s) ? Good wine is teh win ! I might wanna get my hands on a bottle.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 5:06:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By Villuj_idiot:

Originally Posted By dport:
Quitter.



+1.

And you're not really out. You're still in IRR for years to come.

Pack the bag for that recall.....



nope. Did my IRR time already.

When you sign up for service you are oblgated for 8 years IRR..which you do on active duty. So, if you do longer than 8 years active then you dont have and IRR left.



Not too mention they've almost completely stopped calling up IRR soldiers because hardly anyone showed up.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 10:30:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:

Originally Posted By STG77:

Originally Posted By crurifragium:
I remember those times well-being a short timer rocked as well; nothing like answering a roll call with "Single Digit Midget, First Sergeant!"









Followed by the First Sergeant saying "Drop"



Yeah, but those were some enjoyable pushups!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:01:37 AM EDT
Feels kinda good at first... then you'll start to miss it a little.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:24:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Yeehawwww!!!! Feels great, don't it?
I had certified copies of mine made in case I lose, or loose, the original.

Good job, Gaspain!



Put it in a safe place. You will need it for plaenty of jobs, etc.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:27:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Followed by the First Sergeant saying "Drop"



LOL!

When I was short, I learned very quickly to answer, "Racer, how many days you got left?" with, "Not nearly enough <sir, chief, sgt>, I love it here!"
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:51:34 AM EDT
Good Job.

Do you qualify for the GI Bill? If so I would get Uncle Sam to pay for college.

Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:52:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ffsparky26:
Good Job.

Do you qualify for the GI Bill? If so I would get Uncle Sam to pay for college.




He should, unless he opted out of the GI Bill, like I did.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:55:56 AM EDT
Congrats gaspain, now your a lowly civillian like ther rest of us DD214'ers.

j/k

Good Luck in whatever you decide to do.
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 11:59:50 AM EDT
Before you get too full of yourself...

Get/make a full copy of your medical record to keep/review. Also, apply to the VA through the service org of your choice.

Best of luck!
Link Posted: 4/9/2006 1:00:43 PM EDT
Hiring a "cult deprogrammer" can make the transition go quicker. And going cold turkey can be rough on some.
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